The importance of Sleep for building muscle.
We all know how important it is to get a good nights rest, but, how important is it when comes to building muscle?
Generally, an average person needs about 8 – 10 Hours of sleep a day. Sleep helps us with a variety of things, including mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing. Our bodies use sleep as a time for us to heal and recoup from the day’s work or a hard work out. When it comes to working out, it is essential for our bodies so that our bodies can build muscle tissue and recover for the next session.
Because of the stress that we place on the muscles when training, we rip and tear the muscle fibres and thus we need to give them time to rest and heal to grow and build muscle. It is an essential component of training. Along with the correct eating and supplements, you can get great results. If you don’t allow for the right amount of rest and sleep you might as well not work out. So adequate sleep is important.
It is important that we get our muscles into an anabolic state and not a catabolic state. Anabolic is the state where your muscle is growing. Catabolic on the other hand is the opposite where you don’t give your muscles enough time to rest and thus tearing already torn muscles which do not allow for growth. Your body does double the work then.
Here are a few adverse effects that take place if you do not get proper rest.
Decreased energy levels
Our bodies use a lot of energy as it is when it comes to intense workouts and building muscle, so not resting forces your body uses more energy to repair and build muscles. Therefore, decreasing your levels to half.
Decreased testosterone levels
Testosterone plays a vital role in a male. Testosterone is responsible for muscle mass and bones, brain function and mood. Decreased testosterone levels will thus result in decreased muscle growth is opposite to you want you to want.
Decreased growth hormone levels
We have four phases of sleep that we generally go in and out which is known as the “sleep cycle”. This very important, since this is the time at which the body releases the growth hormone. Sleep deprivation disrupts the sleep cycle, which contributes to the above-mentioned effects.
Bodybuilders do require more sleep than the average person due to the stress they put on their bodies from weight training. Many studies have shown that getting less than 6 hours of sleep can result in poor coordination, reaction times, mental health and overall wellbeing. We should be aiming for at least 7 – 10 hours of sleep.
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